Alkenes and Alkynes

What is the difference in alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes? How can you remember which is which? Viewers learn about naming rules, cis-trans isomerism, hydrogenation, halogenation, polymerization, and triglycerides from a short video that concludes with the meanings of these fat names. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a note taking outline 
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that YouTube comments can contain foul language or bad science
  • Requires prior knowledge of hydrocarbons
  • Video is the 41st in a series of 46
Pros

  • Includes easy-to-follow diagrams
  • Provides closed captioning to help cement understanding
  • Works well in a traditional or flipped classroom
Cons

  • None